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Cobalt

Berea Municipal Utilities

Cobalt is a metal found throughout the environment; people may be exposed to cobalt in air, food and drinking water.

 

8

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2010N/A00N/A
2011N/A00N/A
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND80ND
2015N/A00N/A

ppb = parts per billion.

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

Health Guideline 70 ppb

The health guideline of 70 ppb for cobalt was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against change in blood chemistry.

ppb = parts per billion.

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-01-27201401290682AMND
2014-01-27201401290680AMND
2014-04-15201404160683AMND
2014-04-15201404160679AMND
2014-07-22201407230790AMND
2014-07-22201407230709AMND
2014-10-21201410220347AMND
2014-10-21201410220356AMND